What on earth was that stuff anyway?

By William Keck
Updated July 26, 2001 at 04:00 AM EDT
Credit: Jurassic Park: Zade Rosenthal
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Better not tell Wilford Brimley. In ”Jurassic Park III,” William H. Macy and Téa Leoni waded through 250 gallons of oatmeal, which subbed for, gulp, Spinosaurus droppings. Director Joe Johnston says actual dino dung would’ve been ”thin, watery, and white,” but ”that didn’t sound very entertaining.” Macy, who shot the scene at 4 a.m. in winter, wasn’t amused. ”I’ll never eat oatmeal again,” he says. ”It was cold and clammy.” But Leoni made the most of it. ”It was delicious,” she chirps. ”There was a little cinnamon in there, so I’d just lick it off after each take.” Hubby David Duchovny has little sympathy for her sticky situation. He sniffs, ”I had to go up an [alien’s] a– in ‘Evolution.”’

Jurassic Park III

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  • PG-13
  • 92 minutes
  • Joe Johnston